"Learn something from each experience, whether it be positive or negative."
Jack S. Kluznik
Partner Jack Kluznik commits one hundred percent of his energy to the task at hand, whether it be work, recreation, or family. Jack is Chair of the firm’s Litigation Section and the Employment and Civil Rights Practice Group and focuses his practice on litigation, employment and labor, civil rights, intellectual property, copyright, trademark, commercial and education law. He has extensive trial experience, both jury and bench in matters involving wrongful termination, age discrimination, sex discrimination, race discrimination, sexual harassment, directors’ and officers’ liability claims, and commercial litigation matters including restrictive covenants and trade secret claims. “Complex litigation is stressful and challenging,“ he says. “It requires commitment to master the material, clear focus on the relevant issues, and the ability to represent the client with passion, integrity and good judgment.”
Jack was a participant on a Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association committee charged with developing and presenting a series of interactive seminars on professionalism and civility for lawyers in various aspects of the legal practice including depositions, mediation and settlement, and business transactions. He has been a presenter on these topics before the Midwest Labor and Employment Conference as well as other professional organizations. Jack has also spoken at the Council of Smaller Enterprises’ Annual Small Business Conference on the topic of the “Workplace Investigative Process” and has conducted diversity training for supervisors of a large governmental employer.
Jack is an AV Preeminent®-rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell. Since 2007, he has been named to the Best Lawyers in America® in Employment Law, Entertainment Law, and Litigation-Labor & Employment. Beginning in 2009, Jack has been named an Ohio Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters.
In his free time, Jack enjoys time with his family and distance running.
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Represents clients in matters involving litigation, employment and labor, civil rights, intellectual property, copyright, trademark, commercial and education law.
Extensive trial experience, both jury and bench in matters involving wrongful termination, age discrimination, sex discrimination, race discrimination, sexual harassment and retaliation, unfair labor practice and commercial litigation matters including restrictive covenants, breach of contracts, breach of fiduciary duty, and deceptive trade practices, and trade secret claims.
Successfully represented podiatric medical school against the National Testing Board and the testing agency that had invalidated the National Board's test results for that medical school's graduating class of students falsely accused of cheating by using unauthorized study guides. This involved federal litigation that included nearly three weeks of bench trial for a preliminary injunction and six weeks of jury trial resulting in a verdict in favor of the medical school and the falsely accused students.
Successful representation of a non-profit organization and the president of that organization accused of sexually harassing a high level female employee of the organization following a two week jury trial.
Representation of an employer accused of age discrimination by a terminated employee.
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